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OCC OFFERS ROBUST SUMMER SCHEDULE
Orange Coast College just published its summer 2014 class schedule on the college’s website at www.orangecoastcollege.edu. The college is offering 189 classes during the summer term. New and returning students who are not currently enrolled can apply online now for summer and fall classes.

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2013-14 COAST COLLEAGUES VOTING ENDS APRIL 11
Friday, April 11, will be the last day to cast your vote for Orange Coast College’s 2013-14 Outstanding Colleagues.

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STRONG ROWER AWARD PASSED ON TO OFFICE OF INSTRUCTION’S SHERYL AREA
“I was in total shock. It was completely unexpected,” was the reaction from Sheryl Area, when she was surprised by in impromptu ceremony for Orange Coast College’s traveling recognition, the Strong Rower Award.

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OCC HONORS STUDENT WINS TOP PRIZE AT UCI CONFERENCE
OCC Honors student Sara Nordstrand won the first place prize for Honors Student Research Posters at the 14th Annual Honors Student Research Conference at UC Irvine on Saturday.


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OCC HORTICULTURE PLANS SPRING PLANT SALES BEGIN FRIDAY
Backyard gardeners will find a plentiful selection of vegetable seedlings and flowering pots at Orange Coast College’s spring plant sales on Fridays, April 11 through April 25, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Horticulture Garden Nursery near the campus’ Adams Parking lot.

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OCC TO HOST PUBLIC LUNAR ECLIPSE VIEWING APRIL 14
Astronomy buffs are invited to view the lunar eclipse on campus on Monday, April 14. OCC’s Astronomy Club will set up telescopes for public viewing next to the campus Planetarium from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 15. Admission is free.


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OCC FACULTY, STUDENTS SLATE 2ND ANNUAL POVERTY PROJECT APRIL 15-16
The Second Annual OCC Poverty Project will explore the impact of poverty on Orange Coast College and society on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 15-16, in the Student Center Lounge. The event is sponsored by Phi Alpha Mu, OCC’s social and behavioral sciences honors society.

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GREEN COAST DAY GUEST SPEAKERS FOCUS ON CALIFORNIA’S DROUGHT, WATER SUPPLY
Water – and the lack of it – will be topics for speakers at Orange Coast College’s Green Coast Day on Wednesday, April 16, at 9:30 a.m. in the Robert B. Moore Theatre. The public is welcome to attend the free program.

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DOYLE ARTS PAVILION TO HOST “PIECES OF STRING” CLOSING RECEPTION APRIL 19
Orange Coast College’s Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion will hold a closing reception for Justin Kimball’s “Pieces of String” including an artist’s lecture at 1:00 p.m. followed by a book signing and reception from 3:00-5:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 19. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free.


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OCC PROFESSOR IRINI RICKERSON WILL PRESENT PROGRAM ON ART DECO
Irini Rickerson, Orange Coast College professor of art and architecture, will present “Rise of the Art Deco Movement” in a program sponsored by OCC Friends of the Library and the Lido Isle Women’s Club on Tuesday, April 22. The presentation will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the Lido Isle Clubhouse, 701 Via Lido Soud, Newport Beach. The public is invited to attend. Donation is $5 or a gently used book. Proceeds will benefit the OCC Library. Refreshments will be served.


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OCC TO HOST SPRING JOB & INTERNSHIP FAIR APRIL 23
Recruiters from dozens of employers will visit Orange Coast College’s campus on Wednesday, April 23, for OCC’s annual Spring Job and Internship Fair. The event will be held in the campus quad from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The fair is open to the public, and free parking is available at the Orange County fairgrounds at Fairview & Arlington, Costa Mesa. Admission is free.

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FINAL CAMPUS FORUM WILL LOOK AT PROGRAM VITALITY, STUDENT SUCCESS
The OCC College Council and Institutional Effectiveness Committee will host the last of a series of Campus Forums On Wednesday, April 23, at 10:00 a.m. in Admin 108. The topics will be program vitality and strengthening student success.. Refreshments will be served.

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STUDENTS INVITED TO AUDITION FOR 2014 COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER
Tryouts for OCC's commencement speaker will take place on Wednesday, April 23, at 12:00 p.m. in Biological Sciences 200.

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STUDENT CHOREOGRAPHERS, DANCERS SHINE IN ANNUAL DANCE CONCERT
The Orange Coast College Annual Student Dance Concert will showcase the talents of nine student choreographers and dozens of student dancers in performances on Friday and Saturday, April 25 and 26, at 8:00 p.m. in the Robert B. Moore Theatre.

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NEWPORT FILM FESTIVAL TO SCREEN “OCC SHORTS” APRIL 27
“OCC Shorts,” this year’s crop of Orange Coast College entries in the Newport Beach Film Festival, represents a variety of film genres, including drama, documentary as well as a pair of comedies.

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OCC LIBRARY TO HOST USED BOOK SALE APRIL 29-30
Orange Coast College’s Friends of the Library will sell used books on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 29 and April 30, from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the campus library. A variety of books will be available from bestsellers, romance and mysteries to science, art, history and computers. Most books sell for $1. The sale will culminate with a “buck-a-bag” sale from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

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OCC FASHION JOINS REGIONAL FASHION EXHIBIT
Orange Coast College has joined three other Orange County community colleges in the first regional collaborative effort to design a fashion exhibit. “A Different Skin” highlights Fullerton College, Orange Coast College, Saddleback College and Santa Ana College students’ couture designs. The gallery exhibit runs through May 3. Gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. Fridays, 7 to 10 p.m. during ArtWalk on May 3, and by appointment. Admission is free. The exhibit is at the Santa Ana College Arts Gallery at the Santora Building in the Artists Village in downtown Santa Ana at 207 N. Broadway, Suite Q, Santa Ana.

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CALPERS TO HOST RETIREMENT PLANNING CLASS MAY 5
CalPERS is sponsoring a free educational class to help District employees prepare for retirement on Monday, Mary 5. The class is helpful for employees who have a short-time horizon before retirement but have not set a firm date.

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OCC RE-ENTRY CARATS CONFERENCE A SUCCESS
Orange Coast College’s Re-Entry Center hosted a successful CARATS (California Advocates of Re-Entry and Transfer Students) Conference last week in the Student Center.

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COAST IT PRESENTS
 SPRING 2014 TRAINING SERIES
Strategies for Teaching and Learning Online (STLO)

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BRAISED RABBIT, PORK LOIN AND BBQ PORTABELLO ON ECLECTIC MENU
The Eclectic Café will present a gourmet lunch at a fresh price on Friday, April 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Student Center. Lunch is $7.00. Call x26435 to make a lunch reservation or order a take-out lunch. Take-out orders, at a cost of $8.00, are available until 12:30 p.m.


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SPRING 2014 STUDY SKILLS WORKSHOPS
The Counseling Division and the Associated Students of Orange Coast College are sponsoring a series of study skills and personal development workshops in April and May. Students can sign up in the Counseling Office or call (714) 432-5078. Extra credit slips will be available.

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LIBRARY STUDENT WORKSHOPS
The library provides open workshops for students to learn how to do research in the physical and virtual library. The students do not need to make a reservation, but can just drop in. These 60-minute workshops are held in the library’s Lecture Room (go right when you enter the library) Extra credit slips will be provided.

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COMMUNITY ED OFFERS SPRING CLASSES
Class listings are available online at orangecoastcollege.augusoft.net. Printed copies of the spring program can be requested from Community Education at 714-432-5154.

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OCC IN THE NEWS
Jim Carnett, OCC’s emeritus Director of Community Relations, began writing a weekly column for the Daily Pilot five years ago. He celebrates the anniversary in this week’s column.



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CAMPUS CALENDAR
Gallery Exhibits - Campus Events - Cheer On the Pirates!


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ON A PERSONAL NOTE
Art Taussig has published two new illuminated and illustrated books, “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There,” on his website
ArthurTaussig.com.

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Pirate Sports Blog

COAST TOPS GRIFFINS IN BATTLE FOR FIRST PLACE!
COSTA MESA -- In a matchup between two of the top teams in the state, the Orange Coast College men's volleyball team earned a spot alone atop the Pacific Coast Conference standings with a four-set win over visiting Grossmont College on Friday night inside the Peterson Gym.


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PIRATES TOP THEM ALL AT THE COAST CLASSIC INVITATIONAL
COSTA MESA -- In the 10-team, Coast Classic Track Invitational, it was the host OCC Pirates who came out on top during Friday's annual meet.


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PIRATES CLAIM SECOND AT COAST CLASSIC
COSTA MESA -- The Orange Coast College women's track and field team finished second overall with 118 points during Friday's 2014 Coast Classic Invitational.


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PIRATE WOMEN RULE THE POOL AT PCC INVITATIONAL
PASADENA -- The Orange Coast College women's swim team used a pair of record-setting performances to win the 14th Pasadena Invitational Swim Meet held April 4-5 at PCC's Aquatic Center.

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COAST MEN TAKE THIRD AT PCC INVITATIONAL
PASADENA -- The Orange Coast College men's swim team took third place over all at the 14th Pasadena Invitational Swim Meet held April 4-5 at PCC's Aquatic Center.


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PIRATES SCUFFLE AT HOME AGAIN, FALL TO GAUCHOS, 7-3
COSTA MESA -- The home struggles continue for the Orange Coast College baseball team following a 7-3 loss to visiting Saddleback on Saturday at Wendell Pickens Field.


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